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Reflection Key to Achieving Your Vision for Year Ahead (Video)
By: Elaine Froese, Farmer/Writer
TAGS: Women In Agriculture, Dairy, Grain, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers
December 02, 2016 - As the year nears its end, it's a good time to reflect on all that has happened. Much work has likely been accomplished on the farm, but have the other aspects of your life benefitted to the same degree? Take time to think about the most remarkable things that happened in 2016, and whether what you wanted to occur actually took place. Then, create your vision for the year ahead, and remember -- don't lose sight of what's most important to you! Continue reading >>
Farm Legacy Opportunities: Partnering with a Non-Family Member (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Women In Agriculture, Young, Beginning Farmers
December 02, 2016 - About 20% of U.S. farms and ranches today do not have individuals from the next generation willing or ready to take over the business. Yet, we know there are a number of millennials that are very, very interested in possibly owning and operating an agricultural business in the future. How do we align these two groups of people? Continue reading >>
Beans in the Ten's (Article)
By: Glenn Wachtler, Assoc VP Financial Services
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Women In Agriculture, Young, Beginning Farmers
November 30, 2016 - Remember "beans in the teens?" The story has changed. However, after a very good 2016 harvest -- and thanks to some global circumstances -- soybeans have become the most profitable crop on many U.S. farms. Some producers are leveraging the uptick by thinking about crop insurance as a strategy, giving them an opportunity to maximize the guaranteed amount of income brought back to the farm. Continue reading >>
How the Current Market Affects Year-End Planning for Pork Producers (Article)
By: Kent Bang, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
November 23, 2016 - Working capital is always most important, and maintaining working capital in your business should be your first priority. That might require forgoing some capital plans for a time, restructuring some current debt, or other strategies that preserve or build working capital. Continue reading >>
Easy Do's and Don'ts of Capital Budgeting (Video)
By: Matthew Lange, Business Consultant
TAGS: Dairy, Risk Management Planning, Grain, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers
November 22, 2016 - What due diligence and analysis should be done on your investments to maximize the value of the capital purchase? Solidifying the basis for purchase, prioritizing needs, and managing assets are all factors you should investigate as you begin to build your capital budget. Continue reading >>
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